August 17th, 2010

Catlady

It's hard doing the right thing... Fox News gives up even trying to.

Two unrelated topics! One seemingly-related subject line!

During lunchtime I went to the pet store to pick up more food. They have both an adoption center and an enclosure where cats can be kept 24/7 for people to see them. There was this beautiful 10 month old calico I fell in love with. She was the sweetest cat ever! So beautiful! (Calicos are my favorite!) And she kept rubbing her cheek and body against the glass trying to make contact with me. I wanted her so badly! I have the money and room for another cat! And eeeeee cats I love them and I want 394702349057349057091 of them and just eeee!

But my current cat is 18, and for all of those 18 years it has been just her and I living together, no other people, no other animals of any kind. Lately she's been having trouble walking, and she never climbs or jumps (so she couldn't get away to someplace quiet if the new cat bothered her). And what if the new cat became alpha cat because my current one can't fight! And what if she did try to fight anyway and hurt herself or the other cat hurt her?

Still, just to confirm this was a bad idea, I did some googling. All the official sites said older cats could be impossible to get to accept a new younger one (they used 8 years old as "old", ha!). They said if you must get another cat, it's best to get one of the same age/lifestyle... which a 10 month old cat wouldn't be.

SIGH. I want her so much, but I have to do what's best for my current kitty. I have visions of them sleeping together and cuddling and the new cat grooming all the places my old cat can't reach anymore, but... she's lived her whole life alone with just me, this new cat would make ME happy, not her. Hopefully someone else will give that beautiful calico a new home.

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News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, Donates $1 Million to G.O.P. Governors.

"The donation makes News Corporation the Republican group’s single “biggest corporate donor"."

"This donation from News America has allowed the group to double its fund raising for the second quarter of the year. "

I'd say "It's not like even before this anyone believed that Fox News was "fair and balanced"," except... some people really do believe that.
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Cata music

Mostly a note to myself so I remember to listen to the rest from home tonight, but feel free to listen, too!.

Music for the new (and old!) Cata zones! http://www.worldofraids.com/topic/17521-cataclysm-music/?s=ebf27ea2224aefce76d85fb209b7456a

There's some really, really nice music in there. I LOVE the Muglore one. So sad! And yet still tribal/TB/tauren-ish! http://www.muziboo.com/leviathonlx3/music/the-mulgore-plains/

PS: I still, after all this time, can never be sure of my spelling of "tauren". "Tarutaru" messes me up! "T... um... then an... A? U? R? But no, the A is second... Or is it third... WHERE'S THE DAMNED R GO?!"

MMOs, so cruel to dyslexics.
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What I did in my 24 hour downtime, by Haken, grade 1

Best laid plans of mice and men...

The 24 hour downtime on my WoW server wasn't going to be a bad thing. I had a crapton of things to do. Shop, clean, and when I needed a break, roll a DK on some up server so I could see the quests again.

Only kink in my plan is that I got sick. Really sick. So sick I don't want to move. I got a little shopping done, and I cleaned the patio, but that's as far as my RL plans got.

Stupid DK quests took 3.5 hours, which was WAY more time than I had wanted to spend on them.

I seem to have some inability to read quest text. I forced myself to read the first few (literally forced, made my eyes move along each line of text), but after the first few I just couldn't be bothered.

I did see enough to make me dislike the quests though, from a RP standpoint. They make you too special, too perfect, too twinky. Perfect =/= fun RP.

And now I shall go to bed. zzz Cold, exhausted.